San Antonio Tech Community to Host its First Startup Week

StartupWeek_Seattle_WhiteboardFor more than four years, San Antonio’s technology community has been percolating with excitement amidst a ground swell of support bubbling up to create a vibrant startup industry.

First, Geekdom set up operations in downtown San Antonio at the Weston Centre and then moved to its own building, the Rand on Houston St.. And now, there’s the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center on Houston St., The Workery, VenturePoint and others.

But one of the most exciting developments to come along this year is the first San Antonio Startup Week, which kicks off February 8th and runs through Feb.12th. To register, sign up at sanantonio.startupweek.co.

San Antonio Startup Week is a celebration of everything entrepreneurial in downtown San Antonio. Trinity University’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the 80/20 Foundation are behind the effort. They released a schedule of events. They are working with CafĂ© Commerce, Geekdom, The Workery, Codeup, the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center to put on the events.

The format is similar to Austin Startup Week, which drew its inspiration from a similar event in Boulder, Colorado. The fifth annual Austin Startup Week took place last October.

“San Antonio Startup Week is a reflection of the work being done by aspiring and established entrepreneurs in the city. The week is meant to celebrate the unique startup community and tech scene in San Antonio,” Vanessa Paige, Operations Manager of 80/20 Foundation, said in a news release. The event features free coworking day passes along with workshops and events hosted daily for five days. The full schedule is available at San Antonio Startup Week.

Silicon Hills News is hosting “Write Like a Journalist” on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. at the San Antonio Entrepreneur Center at 219 E. Houston, Suite 300. If you’ve got a story to pitch, be sure to attend the hour-long event. Be sure to register for the events as space is limited.

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